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Re: Fellow Hypochondriacs - HELP!

Posted by captain on July 19, 2004, at 16:32:08

In reply to Re: Fellow Hypochondriacs - HELP!, posted by Miss Honeychurch on July 19, 2004, at 15:31:10

Hey everyone! JenStar - you are so sweet to ask and remember!

Well, I found out today that the lower back MRI scan was normal - no disc or nerve issues detected. So of course that leaves me back at the beginning with wondering why my right foot/lower leg gets kind of heavy/numb/tingly. I actually developed a sinus infection over the weekend (too run down and probably too many trips to doctors offices where i pick up germs!) so I had to go back in to the doctor today and they gave me augmentin to help knock out this cold because I have to fly to give a huge presentation on Wednesday!

I wanted so badly to ask about getting a brain MRI today, but I just couldn't. How do you guys GET THESE TESTS? I don't know why, but I just FEEL like such an hypochondriac for suggesting that I have one when my doc doesn't seem the least bit concerned with the numbness. In fact today she told me the MRI was fine, we moved quickly onto something else and then we were done and she left. I realized there was NO discussion of what would happen next to assess my foot. (as we speak i am closing my left eye b/c one of them seems blurry so i feel the need to check! UGH!)I guess i just feel too proud to fall apart and seem so weak in her office - maybe that means i need a new doc?

Miss Honeychurch - I am actually not in therapy. I don't suffer from depression. I am actually very upbeat and outgoing and a happy person. I just come from a long line of worriers and anxiety ridden people. My mother, my sister, my cousin, my aunt - we all worry. Mostly about health and something happening to a loved one. I did call to set up a therapist appointment though to discuss working on my hypochondria and trying to train my brain to think differently. If I have been out of town for 2 days and call my parents and my sister and my brother and I can't reach anyone, my immediate thought is that something terrible has happened and everyone is at a hospital somewhere and no one wanted to tell me until they could tell me in person. I know that is SO over the top - i am very in touch with my anxiety! haha - however, i can't help but think like that, so i think therapy might be able to help change that.

Anyway, sorry for the long post! I am feeling better (minus the cold) and am not as worried about the brain tumor as I was last week. I will probably call the nurse at my doc's office to see what they suggest i do next for my foot.

Thanks so much JenStar for reaching out to me- you are so sweet!
Captain :)




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